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Active in South America

Icebergs in a Patagonian glacial lake.

South America

The chills are alive

Ute Junker Ute Junker tackles the ultimate off-season adventure walk: winter in Patagonia.

Peru

Gods' own country

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Ben Groundwater encounters wrath and luxury on an alternative path to Machu Picchu.

Chile

A massif attraction

Lake Pehoe at Torres del Payne National Park.

Andrew Bain treks into Chilean Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park to view its glacier, lake and needle-sharp peaks.

Peru

Away with the llamas

Breathless ... on the Lares Trail, children greet walkers in the village of Chaki Qocha.

High above the Sacred Valley, Ewen Bell takes a spectacular alternative route to the crowded Inca Trail.

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Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

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Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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